Hot Chocolate

A short one this week, because I am once again in the midst of essay madness. Christmas is coming up quick, and I’m also trying to make all the edible presents I’m giving to people. I started a tradition last year of making up boxes for people with proper gifts but also lots of cute…

Apple Week

For the first time this year I have missed posting on a Sunday :(. Unfortunately I’ve been so busy recently, and I’m just finishing writing an essay at the moment, which is due in tomorrow, so after that I will have marginally more time. To make up for missing last week, I am going to…

Spinach and Cheese Muffins

So I’ll be leaving Canada soon :(, and to go with my sadness about leaving my friends behind, here’s a whiney post about how increasingly disappointed I am with the Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook. Up until this year I’d mainly used it for cupcake recipes which for the most part turned out well and were tasty,…

Roasted Hazelnut, Muscovado and Coffee Cake

I’m writing this about 5 hours before I get a train to the airport to go to Canada. But by the time you’re reading this, let’s all assume that I’m having a totally awesome time in Canada, and you can click over there > and see all the lovely photos of Canada on my Instagram…

Lemon Bars

What a week! It’s still super hot here, which means it’s even hotter where I work, and we’ve been busy doing window displays and making things pretty for a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party themed day. I got up at 7am yesterday and made 40 jam tarts before 9:30 and then went to work. And I’ve…

Peach and Blueberry Cobbler

BLUEBERRIES: ROUND #3 I realise this has been a blueberry-heavy time. But then, isn’t it? Summer is here (despite the questionable weather) and blueberries are everywhere. As are peaches. In fact the only thing not summery about this is the cobbler part, which rings more of cold evenings than summery nights. Even so, it’s still…

Chocolate Chip Brioche Pretzels

This week I received a mixer from my very kind friend Seb. Generally I prefer to use my arms and a wooden spoon to mix things together, but now electric mixers pop up so frequently in recipes that it’s hard to believe that you don’t need one. And as it happens, the arrival of the…

Vanilla Fudge

We’re into week 3 of not having an oven, and my patience is being seriously tested. I’m having to deviate from my list this week because apart from one recipe, all the other oven-free recipes on my list are ice cream. I’m not ready for ice cream yet – it was going to be a…

Apricot Crunchies

I’ve managed to post for 10 straight weeks now. Someone other than me must be proud of that. I’ve finally set myself an achievable goal (I’m pretty sure this is the longest time I’ve gone without having massive gaps between posts). Spring is here now, which means doing things like going outside without a coat…